Animal Support Technician

Location: Oxfordshire Salary: £16,300 – £17,000 Ref: ALS 2314

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Animal Support Technician to join a team working in an animal facility. The successful candidate will provide support to staff by providing cage processing, autoclaving of equipment and supplies, and waste management.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications including Maths, English and Science
  • Experience working in a similar environment such as warehouse, factory or hospital/laboratory support
  • Empathy for animals, whilst holding an ethical view of using laboratory animals to support medical research
  • Good communication skills
  • Full UK driving licence and own transport

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of used cages and equipment through the cleaning process to supply clean and sterilised equipment to animal holding areas in accordance with SOPs
  • Loading, operating and unloading of autoclave carts including all data collection controls
  • Operating the cage wash, spray port, fume chamber, shipping box and dunk tank
  • Carry out checks on the condition and operations of all equipment and report any problems
  • Carry out regular stock checks and ensuring there are sufficient supplies of all materials required inside the barrier
  • Making up and wood chipping of boxes for dispatch
  • Changing of wall filters as required
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all inside/outside service areas, including cage wash, stores and associated areas

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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